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will

 [wil]
a legal declaration of a person's wishes, usually regarding disposal of possessions after the person has died.
living will advance directives.

will

(wil),
A legal document expressing the writer's wishes for the disposal of personal property after death.
[M.E., fr. O.E. willa]

will

Forensics
“The legal expression or declaration of a person’s mind or wishes as to the disposition of his property, to be performed or take effect after his death”.

Medspeak-UK
A document which sets out who is to benefit from an individual’s property and possessions (estate) after his or her death. It also ensures that the estate is passed as intended, after taxes and debts have been paid.

Vox populi
Desire or volition (as in the “will to live”).

will

1. Desire, volition, as in the 'will to live', see there.
2. 'The legal expression or declaration of a person's mind or wishes as to the disposition of his property, to be performed or take effect after his death'. See Advance directive, Living will.

will

(wil)
A legal document expressing the writer's wishes for the disposal of personal property after death.
[M.E., fr. O.E. willa]

will

(wil)
A legal document expressing the writer's wishes for the disposal of personal property after death.
[M.E., fr. O.E. willa]
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When thou didst not, savage, Know thine own meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endowed thy purposes With words that made them known.
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Delighted with the gift, the speaker is reprimanded by the Son, who informs him, "'Thou wouldst not find it hard to guess / What hell may be his punishment / For those who doubt if God invent / Better than they'" (707-10).
This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping would, ff it were cold And in the icy silence of the tomb, So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood, So in my veins red life might stream again, And thou be conscience-calm'd.
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XVI: 94) "They swear their strongest oaths by Allah that, if only thou wouldst command them, they would leave their homes.
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I grew up in a home that was very much a secular home, where I often heard statements such as "I'm not sure there is a God, I'm not sure we were even in Egypt, but I'm sure He took us out of there." In one Midrash relating to a verse in Jeremiah, rabbis quote God as saying, "Wouldst that they left Me, but not my teachings." God is an integral part of my life, but I understand that's not the case for all Jews.
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Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would," Like the poor cat i' the adage?